Knowledge points that diabetic amputees should know before installing prosthesis
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia is due to insulin secretion defect or its biological function damage, or both. The long-term existence of hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus leads to chronic damage and dysfunction of various tissues, especially eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels and nerves.
Under what circumstances will diabetic patients choose amputation?
Amputation of internal circulation disorder
Diabetic patients in vivo glucose, fat, protein and other metabolic disorders, can cause vascular disease, and then lead to poor peripheral blood circulation. At the same time, diabetes patients with high blood sugar levels will lead to poor wound repair ability, once the skin damage, it is easy to occur infection, ulcers and pus, until rotten to the bone, at this time, amputation is required.
Life is impermanent, accidents regardless of gender, occupation, status, and so on, many times the result of accidents is amputation to save life. In the case of diabetes mellitus patients with accidental fracture or deep soft tissue damage, the doctor's first recommendation must be amputation to improve the quality of life.
How to choose prosthetic limb for diabetic patients after amputation?
Regardless of the reason for amputation, we hope to install cost-effective prostheses to ensure (improve) the quality of life. Often many amputees don't know how to choose prosthetics, especially for special diabetic patients. As a kind of instrument product, artificial limb needs a certain period of time to adapt to running in, and it is impossible to become Scud with one foot. (after all, prosthetic limb is a fake, it can only assist the life of patients, and can not be compared with the real leg. If a prosthetic company says this to you, you can directly contact TA say bye
Is the prosthesis comfortable to use? The key point is the "socket" part. The socket bears the structural force of the whole prosthesis. Only when the structural force is properly distributed can the comfort be ensured. The function of the foot plate and joint can be brought into play after the direct comfort of the stump is ensured. Therefore, it is important to find a good connection for the installation of the prosthesis! Yes! Cavity! System! Make it! Division! Foot board and joint can be purchased online. If you don't know the products, you can choose to buy them from the prosthetic company where the manufacturer works.
Therefore, for diabetic patients to install prosthesis, we should pay more attention to the choice of prosthetic maker, so as to avoid the skin abrasion and worse situation. About the choice of foot board and joint, mainly according to the patient's living environment, height, weight and so on to match. Cut! No! With! For! Fake! Limbs! More! expensive! More! Good! This is the biggest misconception in choosing a prosthetic